Sunday, October 2, 2011

Handle With Great Loving Care

When God sends someone our way who is hurting, struggling, or brokenhearted, what's the best we can do for them? What's the best we can give to them?

Well for starters, I don't think quoting a few Scripts and a two minute prayer will get it.

When God entrusts us with a precious hurting soul, we best understand how He feels about them. His perspective is vital. He takes it very seriously and so should we.

He doesn't direct another to us because we have all the answers or because we're so perfect. He doesn't turn them our way to make us feel good about ourselves. He sends them because He wants to minister to [tend, care, love or regard] them through us. Usually its because we either share a similar life experience or because He's equipped us to work in that particular area. Perhaps its both.

Think of your most broken, vulnerable, wounded or hurting places.

Now, how would you want them to be handled by someone else?

The Father's Heart on the matter is this: HANDLE WITH GREAT LOVING CARE.



That's exactly how we would want our hearts to be held. And that's exactly how He wants us to hold the hearts of others.

When He sends someone our way, how about giving them the best of ourselves.

We might need the best they've got one day.

How about receiving them like we would want to be received.

We may find ourselves in need of humbly receiving from them sometime.

And how about loving them like Jesus.

He might just decide to love on us through them in our hardship or brokenness. 

~ Michelle

Copyright © 2011 Michelle Holderman

3 comments:

  1. This is so true and so beautiful....just lovely.

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  2. I just reread this and found it speaking to me again, especially this week. So glad you reposted it....

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    1. I really felt the Lord wanted me to post it again and knew there was a reason. So thank you for letting me know this, Renee. Love to you, my friend.

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